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>> director reiskin. >> i just had one and had to do with the staffing line, the salary line on the capital budget. i know as the project moves into heavier construction there is talk about having tjpa staff with the consultant driven project and looked like the salary line was flat from last year to this year and i am wondering if we're fully using the budget this year or if there is room to grow the staff or plans to grow the staff? >> our salary budget has been conservatively done for these positions and we have a construction manager starting in june so this budget includes that position that is current. >> all right. thank you. >> are there any other
questions from board member oses this budget? i did miss this item last month but i read it in the meeting and again saw it again in our budget which was the $100,000 for the caltrans attorneys which i think part of our state agreement. i understand it's part of the state agreement but i am wondering if there is a response to that? and even if we are required to pay it seems rather high. >> we are required to pay it under the cooperative agreement and we have identified a pretty competitive rate and luckily hopefully they're not watching but the rate -- this coming year the rate is going up. we have been paying about $7,500 a month for 24 parking spots in downtown san francisco, covered spots and go up to $7,800 in the coming fiscal year. i cannot confirm this we heard there is an
attorney that the attorney offices maybe moving. if they move out of san francisco that obligation of course ends. >> do we displace -- because obviously they're not all working on our project. >> they were formerly parking in the trans bay terminal and that's why it's part of the cooperative agreement. >> i see. we don't need to take action on this item but the budget will come to the full board in june i believe. >> correct. >> okay. well thank you very much. >> this is an opportunity for the public -- it's a public hearing so they have an opportunity to comment on it and we have not received any indication that a member of the public wishes to do so. >> okay. if there are no members of the public that wishes to speak on this item we can move on to item eight. >> okay seeing none item eight
is approving the operating assistance for april 30, 2013 and for the resolution of project compliance for the allocation of the measure 2 funds in the amount of $4,231,795 for the transbay transit center. >> this is before you every year to get the funds for the temporary terminal. it will be an allocation of 4.$2 million. that funds the -- >> >> that covers the operation and maintenance expenses. we also have a small amount of advertising and rent that you see in the operating budget and the previous item that goes to the reserve but this allocation covers the o and m for the terminal and this resolution is a formality required by mtc. >> and just a quick clarifying question. i know the differential before the operating budget and the one that is covered by the regional
measure two is roughly about $1.4 million that is complete covered by advertising and rental costs. >> and a construction from ac transit. we're unable to use the rm2 money to fund the operating and maintenance reserve required by the lease agreement by ac transit, so in turn for having their additional expenses at the terminal covered they are making a contribution to the operating reserve and that's what the additional 1.4 is. >> thank you. >> director harper. >> move approval. >> so we have a motion to move forward and we have a second. actually was there any public comment on this item? >> not they am aware of. >> let's take roll call on this item. >> director harper. >> aye. >> director lloyd. >> aye. >> director metcalf. >> aye. >> director reiskin. >> aye.
>> and chair kim. >> aye. >> that is five aye's and item eight is approved. >> thank you. at this point we will recess the special meeting and to convene into closed session. can we take a motion to convene into closed session. >> moved. >> second. >> we have a motion and a second. >> we do have one public comment on closed session and comment on item 15. >> hello again and thank you for the opportunity. i mentioned sfg tv earlier and i want to quote from transcripts to highlight issues and staffing with directions on multilotions. as example chair directed staff to come back to the board and discussion [inaudible] and the december or january meetings and director metcalf asked that this be considered in the
supplemental eir. the board has the opportunity to address this issue during closed session. my reminding that the chief executive that california does this -- and moving this forward is transfer the project to a different lead agency. thank you and i look forward to your report on closed session. >> thank you. >> that was the only member of the public that indicated wanted to address you and at this time we can clear the room and get you into . >> the tjpa meeting is back in
session and counsel will report on closed session. >> in regard to item 131 regarding existing litigation and the payment for property and interest in 85 natoma street #9 the board unanimously authorizes the executive director to have an agreement with wendy roess-decenzo and christopher decenzo to purchase 85 natoma street #9 and upon successful closing of the property tjpa board releases the eminent domain action and in regard to 60 tehama street and property and interest in same the board authorizes the executive director to authorize a purchase agreement with peter byrne for the trustee of the peter f. bryne revocable trust and for
the purchase of property the board releases the eminent domain action. as to item 14 conference for legal counsel for balfour beatty there is no action to report and for the next section there is no action to report of that i'm aware of. >> thank you. could we please call item 17. >> item 17 is thurz the executive director to execute an agreement with dispute resolution agreement with webcor,obayashi not joint ventue for the performance of its work. >> directors if you have questions we have someone available. >> i would like to move. >> second. >> we have a motion and a second. is there about public comment on this?
>> i meant mike [inaudible] >> there is no public comment. can we cake roll call on this item. director harper. >> no. >> director lloyd. >> aye. >> director metcalf. >> aye. >> director reiskin. >> aye. >> chair kim. >> aye. >> that is approved. >> thank you. are there any other items on the agenda? >> no. >> seeing none the meeting is adjourned. thank you everyone
>> hi today we have a special edition of building san francisco, stay safe, what we are going to be talking about san francisco's earth quakes, what you can do before an earthquake in your home, to be ready and after an earthquake to make sure that you are comfortable staying at home, while the city recovers. ♪ >> the next episode of stay safe, we have alicia johnson from san francisco's department of emergency management. hi, alicia thanks to coming >> it is a pleasure to be here with you. >> i wonder if you could tell us what you think people can do to get ready for what we know is a coming earthquake in san francisco. >> well, one of the most things that people can do is to make sure that you have a plan to communicate with people who live both in and out of state. having an out of state contact, to call, text or post on your
social network is really important and being able to know how you are going to communicate with your friends, and family who live near you, where you might meet them if your home is uninhab hitable. >> how long do you think that it will be before things are restored to normal in san francisco. >> it depends on the severity of the earthquake, we say to provide for 72 hours tha, is three days, and it helps to know that you might be without services for up to a week or more, depending on how heavy the shaking is and how many after shocks we have. >> what kind of neighborhood and community involvement might you want to have before an earthquake to make sure that you are going to able to have the support that you need. >> it is important to have a good relationship with your neighbors and your community. go to those community events, shop at local businesses, have a reciprocal relationship with them so that you know how to take care of yourself and who
you can rely on and who can take care of you. it is important to have a battery-operated radio in your home so that you can keep track of what is happening in the community around and how you can communicate with other people. >> one of the things that seems important is to have access to your important documents. >> yes, it is important to have copies of those and also stored them remotely. so a title to a home, a passport, a driver's license, any type of medical records that you need need, back those up or put them on a remote drive or store them on the cloud, the same is true with any vital information on your computer. back that up and have that on a cloud in case your hard drive does not work any more. >> in your home you should be prepared as well. >> absolutely. >> let's take a look at the kinds of things that you might want to have in your home. >> we have no water, what are we going to do about water? >> it is important for have extra water in your house, you
want to have bottled water or a five gallon container of water able to use on a regular basis, both for bathing and cooking as well as for drinking. >> we have this big container and also in people's homes they have a hot water heater. >> absolutely, if you clean your hot water heater out regularly you can use that for showering, drinking and bathing as well >> what other things do people need to have aren't their home. >> it is important to have extra every day items buy a couple extra cans of can food that you can eat without any preparation. >> here is a giant can of green giant canned corn. and this, a manual can opener, your electric can opener will not be working not only to have one but to know where to find it in your kitchen. >> yes. >> so in addition to canned goods, we are going to have fresh food and you have to preserve that and i know that we have an ice chest. >> having an ice chest on hand
is really important because your refrigerator will not be working right away. it is important to have somebody else that can store cold foods so something that you might be able to take with you if you have to leave your home. >> and here, this is my very own personal emergency supply box for my house. >> i hope that you have an alternative one at home. >> oh, i forgot. >> and in this is really important, you should have flashlights that have batteries, fresh batteries or hand crank flashlight. >> i have them right here. >> good. excellent. that is great. additionally, you are going to want to have candles a whistle, possibly a compass as well. markers if you want to label things if you need to, to people that you are safe in your home or that you have left your home. >> i am okay and i will meet you at... >> exactly. exactly. water proof matches are a great thing to have as well.
>> we have matches here. and my spare glasses. >> and your spare glasses. >> if you have medication, you should keep it with you or have access to it. if it needs to be refrigerated make sure that it is in your ice box. >> inside, just to point out for you, we have spare batteries. >> very important. >> we have a little first aid kit. >> and lots of different kinds of batteries. and another spare flashlight. >> so, alicia what else can we do to prepare our homes for an earthquake so we don't have damage? >> one of the most important things that you can do is to secure your valuable and breakable items. make sure that your tv is strapped down to your entertainment cabinet or wall so it does not move. also important is to make sure that your book case is secure to the wall so that it does not fall over and your valuable and breakables do not break on the ground. becoming prepared is not that difficult. taking care of your home, making sure that you have a few
extra every-day items on hand helps to make the difference. >> that contributes dramatically to the way that the city as a whole can recover. >> absolutely. >> if you are able to control your own environment and house and recovery and your neighbors are doing the same the city as a whole will be a more resilient city. >> we are all proud of living in san francisco and being prepared helps us stay here. >> so, thank you so much for joining us today, alicia, i appreciate it. >> absolutely, it is my pleasure. >> and thank you for joining us on another edition of building >> this is a dpw corporation yard. i work for the bureau of street environmental services used to be street cleaning. we are a new age. >> here we are. >> here we are.
>> clean. >> these are our communications dispatchers. hi. okay, no problem. you are welcome. bye-bye. >> all the information about the location, the nature of the complaint and we dispatch it. >> near the steps. >> by new they have started a hundred calls for dispatchers. >> once a get a request if they are not on the air i will page that unit. these are the radio channels. we have 14 channels. i will give a service request. >> there is a lot of expertise that goes into a call. i think we can have you dispatch and track. >> 448. >> 448. >> 19th at california.
hazardous, material wise, >> like this paint? >> you can't take paint. >> that gets dealt with by? >> we have a patrol truck thal pick up the paint. >> we have tv monitors and tires. you want to look for needles we don't mix needles with the garbage. >> you have to be a positive person in a way to deal with this job. you are dealing with areas you know it's been cleaned. >> basically it happens a lot where you clean up an area. you come back a couple of days later and it's back to that again. we more or less are used to it. that's -- it's our job. you have to get used to it. it's a fact. that's the way it is. >> sure. yeah.
>> okay. >> what do you think, are you ready to sign up? >> totally. i'm over dressed. >> a little warm? must be the sweat. >> part of the daily routine is george our steamer. you see the wall people urinate on the and the sidewalk. a trick. i get it up like this. somebody got to do it. the bigger they -- >> pull the trigger. >> careful, the water's really
hot, too. >> i have been on a packer truck. i painted removed graffiti. my favorite. >> what's that smell? pine. one of my favorite, a guy got his head stuck in a trash can. we had to get vasoline and rub his ears. [laughter]. what goes on here we will empty out and clear this area. >> ever find stuff like drugs or anything? do you deal with that. >> i don't know, do you find anything? >> everything's trash. >> dave, let's get a little of that.
>> the way to do it easier without opening the can is push off the debris off the top and you are topping off the can. we are not supposed to empty the can. there is a can on every corner. sometimes we get calls the majority of my work is done on eyesight if i see it i do it. downtown we fill up 3 or 4 times a day. >> daily it could change and be various different assignments that come up. we can swing by, we see some of the trucks unloading in the area. >> this is our dump site, this is where we dump the debris. we come twice a day to unload all the trucks. i need you to go on up there and he will assist you to unloading the mattress and the futons.
>> okay. okay. >> sometimes you see it popping out. you have to be very careful. pushing in and down. pull it out. >> you have been here once earlier? >> did you have as much stuff? >> more. >> oh , my god. >> did you survive your day in dpw? >> i did i learned quite a bit. the packing truck. shovelling stuff. the steamer i thought i was a
candidate for an industrial accident. >> we have 340 employees. most of the people out there do it every day. >> i'm ready to turn in my vest. >> did a good job today. >> would you pass him on probation. >> yes. see you tomorrow at 6 i >> i love teaching. it is such an exhilarating experience when people began to feel their own creativity. >> this really is a place where all people can come and take a class and fill part of the community. this is very enriching as an artist. a lot of folks take these classes and take their digital imagery and turn it into
negatives. >> there are not many black and white darkrooms available anymore. that is a really big draw. >> this is a signature piece. this is the bill largest darkroom in the u.s.. >> there are a lot of people that want to get into that dark room. >> i think it is the heart of this place. you feel it when you come in. >> the people who just started taking pictures, so this is really an intersection for many generations of photographers and this is a great place to learn because if you need people from different areas and also everyone who works here is
working in photography. >> we get to build the community here. this is different. first of all, this is a great location. it is in a less-populated area. >> of lot of people come here just so that they can participate in this program. it is a great opportunity for people who have a little bit of photographic experience. the people have a lot, they can really come together and share a
love and a passion. >> we offer everything from traditional black and white darkrooms to learning how to process your first roll of film. we offer classes and workshops in digital camera, digital printing. we offer classes basically in the shooting, ton the town at night, treasure island. there is a way for the programs exploring everyone who would like to spend the day on this program. >> hello, my name is jennifer. >> my name is simone. we are going on a field trip to take pictures up the hill. >> c'mon, c'mon, c'mon.
>> actually, i have been here a lot. i have never looked closely enough to see everything. now, i get to take pictures. >> we want to try to get them to be more creative with it. we let them to be free with them but at the same time, we give them a little bit of direction. >> you can focus in here. >> that was cool. >> if you see that? >> behind the city, behind the houses, behind those hills. the see any more hills? >> these kids are wonderful. they get to explore, they get to
see different things. >> we let them explore a little bit. they get their best. if their parents ever ask, we can learn -- they can say that they learned about the depth of field or the rule of thirds or that the shadows can give a good contrast. some of the things they come up with are fantastic. that is what we're trying to encourage. these kids can bring up the creativity and also the love for photography. >> a lot of people come into my classes and they don't feel like they really are creative and through the process of working and showing them and giving them some tips and ideas.
>> this is kind of the best kept secret. you should come on and take a class. we have orientations on most saturdays. this is a really wonderful location and is the real jewel to the community. >> ready to develop your photography skills? the harvey milk photo center focuses on adult classes. and saturday workshops expose youth and adults to photography classes. test, test, test, test, test, test, test, test >> like to welcome everyone to a special